Australia: Leasing experience
Landlord and Tenant alert
Last Updated: 24 May 2012


Volume leasing

The DibbsBarker Leasing team is currently retained by a number of REITs and major corporations to do all the leasing work in relation to:

  • 6 major Sydney CBD office buildings
  • more than 20 industrial parks and buildings in New South Wales
  • more than 30 shopping centres Australia wide
  • numerous commercial and industrial sites (including marinas) in ueensland and the Australian Capital Territory.

Pro forma documentation

Our team has acted in the preparation of pro forma lease documentation for REITs and major corporations in relation to both commercial and industrial property.


Our team has advised on all areas of leasing including:

  • make good obligations
  • the termination of leases and re-entry
  • the impact of GST on leases
  • lease incentives and fitout deeds
  • quiet enjoyment
  • "face" and "effective" market rent reviews
  • OH&S responsibilities
  • "green building" and environmental best practice
  • all aspects of the retail leases legislation in all state jurisdictions.

Particular properties

Our team has prepared and dealt with leases and licences covering a wide variety of properties, for example golf courses and marina berths.


Office relocation

Our team has acted for many tenants, including government departments and agencies, in their relocation to new premises. This has involved advising on make good obligations under existing leases and the negotiation and the finalising of new leases.

Retail tenants

Our team acts for numerous well known retail chains in leasing shop premises across Australia. Major corporations and government Our team acts for many major corporations, government departments and agencies in relation to their accommodation needs.


Our team has advised tenants on a multitude of leasing issues. Through a wealth of experience obtained from many years of practice, we have been successful in saving tenants hundreds of thousands of dollars by advising on the correct interpretation of market rent review and make good provisions in leases.

Integrated service

At DibbsBarker, our team works closely with our Construction and Major Projects team, for example, where a purpose built facility is to be constructed. This approach enables us to ensure that the agreement for lease, lease, incentive and/or fitout deed and construction contract all work together to provide the required outcome and that risk is managed appropriately.

Value adds

In addition to providing valuable service, our team produces monthly Landlord and Tenant Alerts as a free service to clients. The team also runs free seminars on various leasing issues, as and when important developments occur.

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